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you are on board to syria says his quitting with coffee and non blaming the international community is very good to unite to find a peaceful solution to the crisis. while the mainstream western media coverage of the conflict has brought accusations of bias from some in syria as rebel atrocities go largely unreported. and the trial of members of a women's hundred behind her anti-government stunt in moscow's main orthodox cathedral continues with the controversy bringing division that's the cold case that everyone seems to have an opinion on both here in russia and broaden the latest to weigh in with their view has been president vladimir putin to join me in a few moments roll the latest on this ongoing case.
hello and welcome to our twenty four hour news live from moscow our top story now the u.n. and the arab league are looking for a new joint and boy to syria after kofi annan said he'll step down at the end of the month the diplomat blamed a lack of consensus at the u.n. for the shortcomings of his peace plan for syria where violence is escalating and the situation has the latest from new york for us. this was a job that most called a diplomatic mission impossible from the get go firstly of course because of the intricacies of the conflict on the ground but also because of the conflicting positions of the key players at the united nations security council and now with one month to go before. the job is officially over we're already seeing reactions from the international community that some could call predictable russia for one has said that the resignation is regrettable other countries have said this as well
we are seeing many countries in the west already back to singing the old tune of regime change something that russia and china have vetoed repeatedly at the united nations security council we're hearing the united states begin the finger pointing again saying that the resignation is actually a sign and underlines russia's and china's failure in the syrian process the west overall is back to calling for assad to step down a stance that was taken off the kofi anon six steps peace plan russia never supported regime change in syria it reiterates that the gist of the problem remains the same that the key players are continuing to separate words from deeds because on paper we're seeing seemingly the international community calling for peace talks and for a peaceful resolution to the crisis yet that is not so much the case in reality take a listen to those who insist that. we should be terminated they do not want this do
not want this objective information and they have some other things in mind rather than stopping the weapons and the political accommodation russia has also said that if the international community is interested in a peaceful process in syria you one observers are very useful on the ground but we did hear from the french ambassador who is currently holding the rotating presidency of the security council that the you want to serve his mission will and on august nineteenth and for now with one month to go kofi annan. said to leave behind his six step peace plan which for now has proven to be ineffective the peace plan called of course for a transition government to be formed in syria including both sides of the conflict this of course has not been the case we do know that the united nations security council and the united nations general assembly will be focusing on the syrian crisis for the rest of the week and we know that ban ki moon is currently in talks with the arab league to determine kofi annan successor the main battle for syria's
largest city is apparently about to begin that's according to the u r a letter has seen heavy fighting between government and rebel forces over the last week but signs that pulling fresh reinforcements to the front line the struggle to seize the initiative rebels are reportedly receiving a growing flow weapons from neighboring turkey through a secret transit hub and revelations and the u.s. media claim the white house has also rise to more cover support for anti assad forces despite their links to al qaida author and historian gerald ford says america's repeating past mistakes by stoking extremism in syria. it's well known that washington basically has perfected the idea of a two trucks foreign policy that is to say on the one hand you can smile when the other hand and mike in the back that's basically what's happening in syria all this blather about negotiations with the regime but you don't want that either they
would like to see regime change although as usual i don't think washington has what the consequences there is to say that there is a real danger that al-qaeda like forces will be coming to power sooner rather than later in the past and then washington will be faced with a replay of what engineer in afghanistan where the engineer of the coming to power of the taliban which opened the door to gain influence there which led to the tragedy of september eleventh two thousand and one. coming your way later this hour coverage uncut point down why some syrians have slandered mainstream western media reports from the conflict zone. and spanish police arrested three suspected al qaeda operatives were believed to links to terrorism not in bomb attacks in europe. that's later but now the defense in the trial of members of the pursue right female punk group is due to present its side over an anti government
stunt in the capitals a main cathedral in february charged with hooliganism motivated by really just hatred or hostility the three accused could face up to seven years jail if convicted or to speak to all of the has the details. all goes back to the incident that took place in moscow's main cathedral in february of this year when the punk rock collective known as pussy riot performed what they called a punk rock prayer a protest song against the current government here in russia now that provoked a pretty harsh reaction pretty extreme reaction from from some elements here in the country really of a polarizing incident this happened in one of the most religious sites in the country of course now the trial of these three women who are accused of being part of the group is in day five at the moment we're going to hear from the defense later on as they put forward their case we're also hearing that there is a possibility that we could hear a verdict a little later on that's
a slim chance if they are convicted these three women. charged with hooliganism they could face up to seven years in prison on one side you really have groups that are related or close to the old church who have been damning and their criticism of pussy riot and of these three particular with an accusing them of blasphemy and calling for the stiffest punishments that are available to be brought down upon them however there are others that are saying that these women have been unfairly treated that they were held in prison for they are awaiting trial for far too long there also they are saying that they are an artistic right to be able to to perform in the way in which they did now it's not just here in russia that we've heard the sentiments being echoed there's a lot of support from the music industry as a whole both here in russia broad artists like staying on to me kate is from the red hot chili peppers was playing in a performance in moscow wearing a pussy riot t.
shirts are the latest to weigh in with his opinion is being president vladimir putin no he said although what happened in the church was wrong in his opinion that these three women shouldn't be judged too harshly just based on the circumstances regarding where this incident took place. so i hope the court will rule with a just decision if the band let's say defiled a sacred place in israel they would have to cope with some tough guys there are many of them would face difficulties from attempting to leave the country was ready for example they went to the caucuses and defaced a muslim shrine security wouldn't have enough time to protect them from public anger nevertheless i don't think we should judge them too strictly whenever i hope they've made some important conclusions themselves anyway the final decision rests with the court and we're going to get it all day five of the trial is currently under way and i'll be bringing you live reports from outside the courtroom as soon as we get all the latest news. spanish authorities claim to have completed
a major operation against al qaida they've seized three suspects in the south of the country who are being questioned over the planning of a tux in europe including one on a drawing to a u.s. spanish naval base two of the men are being investigated for links to terror plots in russia's restive republic of china. the police in spain have arrested three suspected members of all carter who they say had amassed explosives and were plotting attacks in europe that's according to the spanish interior ministry of the also said they found enough explosives to quote destroy boss and he also said that these three men had received training in camps in places like afghanistan and pakistan now one of the men was arrested on his own they say that he is from turkey and that he's considered the facilitator in this group now the two other men were arrested together while they were planning to make their way to france so these two men were said to have lived in chechnya and as we know which is part of russia's volatile region of the north caucasus which over the years have see the waves of
violent attacks now according to officials these attacks have had had the links to al qaida and the men would masterminded them and also received training in places like afghanistan and pakistan now as far as europe is concerned and they've been on high alert for some time now ever since the attacks the nine eleven attacks and the united states spain in particular has arrested dozens of suspected al qaida members over the years and even more so after the two thousand and four train bombing in madrid now they say that these three men be arrested today had been under monitoring a by the authorities for some time now and we can see that and we can expect that authorities here in europe will definitely be an even higher alert after the arrests that were made today. the mother of we can make said it's a jewel and assume she was alone being a door to grant him asylum says he should think it is his son could face execution if he is extradited to the united states christine. i could always lead to only one
save this considering whether to grant political asylum to the whistleblower the president called rare said the decision won't be influenced by pressure from any country and their former computer hacker has been holed up at ecuador's embassy in london for over six weeks now his home to sweden over sex crime allegations of believes they're just a pretext to hunt him over to the you was to face trial over a massive leak of secret files and later in our exclusive interview his mother christina salish tells me that she is proud of her son and supports him here's some of what to expect. to have once a number of calls i wish to the donor and so nothing but as a citizen have any business to go with he lives. to be intense doing the will to get the pieces of the ground to keep the story. of torture. and fraud involved in the big financial institutions of course this is my son.
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market why not. find out what's really happening to the global economy with much stronger no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune into the report. this is also your welcome back now to more international news making headlines around the world security forces in bahrain have fired tear gas and stun grenades as hundreds of first test as attempted to block a key highway late on thursday is the latest in a series of violent clashes between vice police and proof of it in the gulf they protest movement against the ruling regime began nearly eighteen months ago since one o'clock east of fifty have been killed and scores arrested. at least one
soldier is thought to have been killed and ten more wounded in the kurdish rebel attah in turkey is a volatile southeast gunmen attacked a military outpost late of thursday as troops were breaking their ramadan fast at sundown that has been a recent upsurge in violence from rebel groups who want autonomy for turkey's kurdish dominated south west on growth is minute. and my be using the conflict. to launch an uprising. to brazil now where country's supreme court has started the trial of thirty eight politicians in order to. allow scandal the defendants are accused of using public funds to pay lawmakers monthly brides for their support during the first government of president lula da silva in two thousand and five they have been charged with money laundering corruption and accepting bribes but they deny the allegations the trial is expected to last a month and good tarnish the image of ex-president lula with some defendants and i have to say decisions in his workers' party. to syria now again
the information rules surrounding the conflict is in full swing western media outlets are racing to blame damascus for most of the killing while turning a blind eye to rebel atrocities and this bias has infuriated some serious as a sign a boycott of reports. no pursuing a story and joining the camp when a japanese journalist traveling with syrian rebels converted to islam it wasn't just his old name he abandoned. but for those around him he still being someone who reports on the conflict he became one of the few camera hanging in place of a rifle. while religious conversion of journalist is rare on the syrian front lines becoming political disciples on one side the rebels is almost the norm for many reporting to the world in the past week of coverage c.n.n. has aired five packages from the syrian frontlines all detailing the plight of
those fighting the government and while the regime is always pinned down for its use of force against the militants is a government monster killings by the rebels barely get a mention what happened to the go you capture this room he died the rebel commander says god willing he went to hell usually open and talkative syrians are now afraid of cameras those who agree to be interviewed often ask for their faces or names not to be shown for fear of reprisals with satellite dishes or household commodity syrians do watch western coverage of the conflict and many feel that their concerns their fears their losses are intentionally glossed over. to their feelings just because you know what this is no first time i've been able to come to syria i know where you might want to be before you don't have a visa. we've been waiting for a visa you know you're sort of there with them to get these are the usual claim
that the syrian government doesn't love western reporters into the country is not accurate currently there are around eighty foreign media outlets accredited in syria a sizeable number of them european or american but there dispatches are not always welcomed at home christiane sun is an independent belgian writer. the beauty of india want to bring a certain picture about syria. even. the use of force or selective editing is hardly a new invention the war war's has long become a cliche but in syria one sided coverage keeps the war going and shooting for t.v. really kills journalism schools no longer teach their students to be objective it's considered impossible rather they are told to strive for balance and integrity and to put humanistic values above all a bit dull but syria is once again
a special case in this bloody conflict western media rarely calls for rick avoid political dialogue rather it's for arming the rebels and for the war also known as freedom to go on its own about artsy reporting from syria and of course we're closely monitoring the situation in syria on our web site for you where the latest news and in-depth analysis is available twenty four seven including video footage released by the free syrian army on what appears to be a mass execution of assad supporters in aleppo. plus a u.s. court has declared the use of drones in american skies completely legal flying down the details of a new big brother scenario. the
discrimination of the apartheid in south africa has long come to an end but now two decades after the country's long fought battle for human rights finished is the whites who are not filled as second class citizens their looks into their claims. once the color of all to start in skin was the key to the good life here and now it is merely part of another forgotten face of the new south africa white homeless and unemployed feels like a radical god or barriers. alters one of a growing number of concepts africans living a hop skip and a jump from sleeping on the streets who worldly positions amount to a bed and some clothes the rest are handouts from charities and churches sometimes she goes without food for days. always rises was the girl. draw stuff like that. is the place for words when south africa held its first democratic elections eighteen years ago it marked the end of apostates
separation between whites and blacks but was once it was black people in this country who were discriminated against today it's white south africans performing through the cracks in the days of apartheid impoverished white afrikaners were cradled by the state the national party came to power in one nine hundred forty eight on a wave of africana nationalism one of its election promises was to guarantee afrikaans beacon south africans employment subsidized housing education jobs and state benefits it left the black population out in the cold there used to be a big clause created by the system in south africa and that created. sorry fire even for people since one thousand nine hundred forty new government has carried out policies aimed at favoring black employees in a bid to do away with the imbalance of the past what this means is that white people are often overlooked when applying for jobs college bursaries and public
positions in this brave but often unsettling new south africa there are many who feel washed up and unwanted forty year old irene funny has lived here with her husband and four children for six years she suffers from the pain of arthritis which makes it difficult for her to walk she calls the government's well meaning policies little short of reverse racism and many many many many. grandfathers and grandmothers was against black people when i was staying in sheds like us and they were staying in houses got everything and now it's out then we staying in chests and. this abandon caravan park is home for now it lends those on the fringes of society a place to sleep but even. in this shaky safe haven is under threat the owners of this land are fighting in court to move off the people below state has got nothing nothing nothing there and go to work then go to a place to go they've got nothing left and that's why they don't yet fifty million
people live in south africa one in nine is white and very many of them are struggling try telling that to the millions of black south africans living in grinding poverty but for people like al to find starred in it is a depressing come down all she can see in the land of her birth is a door slamming in her face forever i don't know what is going to happen to my little girls i mean the price anymore except the hope that one day a door will open instead of slim policy r.t. top south africa. traders are closing their facebook accounts daniel is here at our business desk these are wise that danielle tyler you live fifty billion dollars have been wiped off the value of facebook shares since the infamous listing in may the firm had lower earnings estimates for many people who love the site so much they bought shares for the first time then on its first day
on the nasdaq a mole functions stock trading three top executives have now left the company the sister of co-founder mark zuckerberg now works for bitter rival google. political organizing is a feeling the heat for vast cost overruns is fueling resentment among taxpayers or news the host countries recession has deepened all these lower smith has the story . there's no doubt there lympics have been more expensive than it was first thoughts even officially the budget quadrupled and some reports say it's increased by as much as ten times from three point eight billion dollars to thirty eight billion and where has that money gone one point six billion on security versus dogs but much of it is going into building the olympic park including the eight hundred fifty million dollars stadium itself they are quite extended to four hundred twenty six million three hundred and sixty six million dollars. and that's where the word
legacy comes in where the government hopes the billions spent will carry on paying divisions of to the athletes have gone home and the stadium itself is currently a worrying white elephant it's been offered to a number of london football clubs none of whom want to take his own but the olympic park will become new housing parkland and a community health center in what used to be a depressed rundown area according to experts it's this current of legacy planning that separates an olympic host city that profit from one that loses and there are many cities that have lived to regret its hosting the olympics athens built grandiose spend years up to twenty one of which now lie empty and falling down much like its economy as a whole are you seeing spent an undisclosed amount of money hosting but the famous bird's nest stadium now lies under used much planning has gone into making sure
london's investment doesn't suffer the same fate but nothing is certain. point. you have stated and blames the economic crisis for the worst contrast course in russia have accelerated fourteen percent in the first twenty twelve as the economy here continues to outperform the. euro is gaining a little to the greenburg now and the russian ruble is retreating to major currencies and china is fed up with the returns it gets from wind u.s. government debt u.s. economy is in such a bad shape for yields on so-called ten year bonds have hit near historic lows less than two percent knowing more attractive markets for its three trillion dollars national reserve fund with australia being mentioned as a likely target. and that japan's electronics exporters are in trouble over weak sales shop has slumped a shocking twenty eight percent i'm very juicy returns have been promised for
investing now in russian infrastructure renaissance asset managers say pumping money into new toll roads hospitals and airports will bring over twenty percent annual returns something most investors only dream of in the current economic turmoil. as government businessmen who will raise national g.d.p. from four to predicted six percent by buying into those projects and drop to their year to work more for you next hour all right very juicy returns you say see you next hour then and i'll be back with the headlines after a very short break. former